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Newcomers of all experience levels are welcome here, so please take a minute to post a quick introduction thread and let us start getting to know you

3,497 42,070 Hello from Long Island, NY!
by gemfeller
Apr 13, 2024 23:10:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Software Technical Help

Post here if you're having technical issues with the forum software and need help, or if your account has incorrectly been flagged as spam and restricted. Guests with difficulty registering or members who have become locked out should email for help: admin @ rock tumbling . com (no spaces)

257 2,263 Portal page stuck in Desktop mode?
by khara
Apr 5, 2024 4:43:44 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 19 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

6,131 77,336 Drain Traps for Clay
by realrockhound
Apr 14, 2024 18:05:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 6 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

4,219 58,602 PebbleSky tumbling log - started 08/27/22, updated 04/14/24
by jasoninsd
Apr 14, 2024 18:39:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 9 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

Sub-board: Creating Cabochons Tutorials

12,253 165,536 Carving on a cab doublet
by opalpyrexia
Apr 14, 2024 15:02:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

5,172 66,733 1 hour jewelry
by johnthor1963
Apr 14, 2024 7:57:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,102 15,355 Repurposed Buckle
by khara
Apr 7, 2024 21:27:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.) - 1 Viewing

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,697 25,647 Polishing non-rock objects and random ramblings
by ThomasT
Apr 14, 2024 18:28:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Flat Lap Polishing Methods (displays, cabs, faceting, etc.) - 2 Viewing

Share your flat lapidary techniques and outcomes! Discuss machines, grit sequences, polishing compounds, and showcase your polished flat polished rocks and gems.

139 1,853 How about hand lapping???
by liveoak
Apr 14, 2024 6:21:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

371 5,143 Just got my first saw, help!
by 1dave
Mar 16, 2024 6:07:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

183 3,030 WOW! Check out how they make spheres
by pebblesky
Apr 14, 2024 13:34:43 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 4 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

868 6,138 Park County, Colorado
by 1dave
Apr 8, 2024 23:55:34 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 11 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

14,019 153,620 Business or pleasure
by RWA3006
Apr 13, 2024 13:48:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 15 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,542 67,830 New poppy
by dshanpnw
Apr 13, 2024 13:52:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,370 28,327 Genie pump mounting screw size
by lapidary1234
Apr 8, 2024 16:07:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 2 Viewing

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,664 46,852 Show us what you found today
by Son Of Beach
Apr 14, 2024 18:37:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 5 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,245 13,619 Face hugger much?
by jasoninsd
Apr 14, 2024 18:50:29 GMT -5
No New Posts The Meteorites Board

The meteorite board is a gathering space where meteorite enthusiasts, collectors, researchers, and artists engage in discussions, share knowledge, and showcase their passion for these extraterrestrial relics. Through a dynamic array of threads, members exchange insights on meteorite identification, classification, scientific research, creative applications, and collecting experiences.

37 371 Think I found one?
by topperace
Mar 30, 2024 18:31:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 1 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,428 28,960 Pretty in pink, but what are they?
by Warzy Raptor
Apr 14, 2024 15:20:58 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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No New Posts Member Photography - 1 Viewing

A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,992 137,613 Garlic Mayo day
by amygdule
Apr 14, 2024 17:42:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 2 Viewing

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

825 30,295 *~ WINNER ~* Cab Contest Mar 2024, Equilateral Triangle
by Tommy
Apr 13, 2024 14:44:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 9 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

3,073 36,634 Columbia SC 51st Annual Bottle Show
by RickB
Apr 13, 2024 14:47:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 1 Viewing

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,408 11,906 PayPal and 1099k
by susand24224
Apr 4, 2024 15:11:18 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 4 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,840 33,242 Sold! --FOR DONATION: Idaho Seam Agate SFRB
by iamchris
Apr 8, 2024 13:25:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 1 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,701 183,509 Recipe Thread
by jasoninsd
Apr 14, 2024 18:47:15 GMT -5


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Members with real questions or comments that need an actual response, please post on the main forum - not here!
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ThomasT: Conjuring up George Carlin... Apr 4, 2024 20:37:29 GMT -5
parfive: . . . got ‘em sued tout de suite. They lost. Apr 4, 2024 23:44:28 GMT -5
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